Postdoctoral Fellow – Vaccines against Pediatric Respiratory Viruses

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Categories:
  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
  • Post Doctoral Position - Industry
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Fellowship
Description:

Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

Division of Intramural Research

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Bethesda, Maryland


Postdoctoral Fellow – Vaccines against Pediatric Respiratory Viruses


The RNA Viruses Section of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has strong basic and translational research programs for pediatric respiratory viruses (human respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, and human parainfluenza viruses). Viral biology and host responses are studied in vitro (including in a model of primary human airway epithelium), in animal models (including rodents and nonhuman primates), in pediatric clinical trials of live-attenuated vaccines in collaboration with industry, and in adult controlled-infection studies.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in molecular virology, live viral vaccine development using “reverse genetics,” and studying the host response to respiratory virus infection and vaccines. The laboratory provides a rich training environment in virology, immunology, and molecular and cellular biology, with access to cutting-edge scientific techniques, including NextGen and single-cell sequencing as well as advanced flow cytometry.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. obtained within the last 3 years. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in virology or immunology. Previous experience in molecular biology is essential. Candidates should have a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. We are looking for candidates with excellent writing and communication skills who are able to work both independently and with other members in a productive team.

To Apply

Applicants should send a short statement of research goals, curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ursula J. Buchholz (ubuchholz@niaid.nih.gov). Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community through its training and employment programs.

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Education Requirement:
Ph.D. or M.D. obtained within the last 3 years
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • immunology
Location:
Bethesda, MD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda , Maryland 20892
US
Contact:
Colleen Kelly,